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CES+ is the premier partner in cinema solutions. For the past 35 years has been a pioneer delivering innovative first-in-market technology and will revolutionize the industry with his one-of-a-kind Cinema-as-a-Service solution offering to become the disruptive facilitator of the evolution of the modern movie theater operation. CES+ is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and serves clients globally.




NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses.



Moving Image Technologies manufacturers and markets a full complement of cinema exhibition equipment and services to support the industry’s transition to digital cinema, including: custom engineering, systems design, integration, digital technology solutions for 3D, digital cinema, pre-feature on-screen advertising and components. Moving Image Technologies’ mission is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working to provide the best presentation tools for the cinema exhibition industry.



QSC Cinema is the global leader in signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers for all cinema applications. Our “SystemSynergy” design approach ensures that the entire system, from source to sound, delivers an audio experience as intended by the filmmakers. Beyond cinema audio for the movies, QSC also provides complete audio systems with network control and monitoring for other areas in the cinema entertainment complex, such as lobbies, concession, food service, arcades, and bowling centers.



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These days, it’s no longer just about technology, it’s about experiences – WOW experiences. We are a team of cinema and technology experts from around the globe – Barco, ALPD, and CGS – who help you in creating surprising experiences.  We combine innovative cinema technologies with our unique and comprehensive service models to guarantee your peace of mind. So you can focus on new ways to surprise and delight your customers for years to come. Together, we engage to deliver a world-class cinema experience - the one you’ve been waiting for.





DTS:X transports you into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences. Be prepared -- this improved lifelike immersion and heightened realism makes horror movies scarier, comedies more laugh-out-loud, and car chase scenes even more intense. Movies are being shown with DTS:X sound at an ever-growing number of theaters in the U.S., China and Europe.





Unique X, Based in the UK, is a new brand for the future of digital cinema, providing intelligent autonomous solutions and content services.  Unique X operates in 65 countries globally. To date, more than 70 million GB of data have been transferred, and over 60 million advertising playlists have been delivered. Solutions include RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet Estate Management System, Movie Transit (DCP Content Delivery Network), Basekey (KDM management), RosettaPOS (Point of Sale), RosettaLive (Event Streaming) and our pre-show products of Advertising Accord, Ad Transit and Smart Trailering.



Dolby Laboratories has been a leader in developing many groundbreaking technologies and advancing the science of sight and sound for more than 50 years. Based in San Francisco with offices around the world, Dolby, through industry-leading research and engineering innovation, is expanding creative possibilities and enhancing collaborative relationships spanning musicians, filmmakers, and other artists as well as with businesses and consumers globally. Along with its partners, Dolby creates and delivers incredibly vivid experiences transforming entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, on the go in mobile devices, and at work. Dolby Laboratories develops and delivers products and technologies that make entertainment experiences more realistic and immersive. By giving everyone the power to see, hear and feel the spectacular, Dolby is ideally positioned to transform the future of audio, voice, and imaging experiences worldwide.



GDC Technology Limited is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. In addition, GDC is the appointed worldwide certification services agent, with exclusivity in Asia to certify DTS:X immersive sound auditoriums for DTS, Inc. GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.



Bardan Cinema has been a leader in cinema equipment sales in Latin America and the Caribbean for over 40 years. With a well-established reputation and broad customer base that spans independent boutique theaters to large multiplexes, Bardan provides total solutions and services ranging from cinema design, equipment sales, installation, monitoring and VPF implementation. In collaboration with D-Cinema NOC, Bardan now offers comprehensive 24/7/365 proactive monitoring and remote support to exhibitors throughout the region.



Qube Cinema is committed to creating a seamless world of Digital Cinema with products that are innovative, powerful, reliable and cost-effective. Qube Cinema is a company with a passion for cinema and a thorough understanding of film, video, audio and computer technology along with vast experience in the production, post-production and exhibition industries - a unique combination of expertise that has helped in the development of the company's digital cinema technology.



USHIO manufactures the highest-quality digital cinema projection bulbs available. USHIO xenon short-arc lamps boast a spectrum that is closer to natural sunlight than that of any other artificial light source. In addition to commercializing products for search and spot lights, which demand precise, powerful white beam lamps, USHIO became the first in the world to develop a xenon short-arc lamp exclusively for large scale, theater-use movie projectors.



DCIP is the largest digital cinema integrator in the world and provides industry leading software and management solutions to exhibitors and distributors. 

Cinergy is an enterprise suite of tools that helps you track, monitor, and efficiently manage cinema operations in one centralized platform.


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For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced “simp-tee”) have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of “talkies” and color television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. 



The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. promotes interactive dialogue and information exchange between cinema-related entities with the goal of resolving issues affecting the overall cinema presentation. Founded in 1978 by Eastman Kodak VP Ken Mason, membership is composed of its four charter trade organizations - International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) - along with over 40 member companies, made up of trade organizations, motion picture studios, exhibition companies, manufacturers, technical consultants, and other industry stakeholders.
 




The EDCF is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that aims to act as a "Forum" to discuss key issues surrounding Digital Cinema in Europe. The purpose of EDCF is to provide a basis of common understanding across all European territories of the business and technical matters of digital cinema. 



The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres. Our members are on the cutting edge of new technologies and have been the driving force in digital, 3D, immersive sound systems, high frame rates and lasers. The ICTA promotes technological advancements in the motion picture industry through educational seminars and programs. The ICTA logo stands for excellence and professionalism and when on a member’s letterhead signifies that the company is reliable, competent and committed.



The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 37 countries in Europe and neighboring regions.​ ​



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ShowEast 2020,  now rescheduled to be held in Miami from Dec 7-10, 2020 at Loews Miami Beach, features a range of exclusive product presentations and screenings from both Independent and Major Hollywood studios to help you make important programming decisions for the 4th quarter box office.  Powerhouse seminars offer valuable insight from top executives on the latest industry trends and concerns; while our EXPO experience offers delegates a glance at the latest and best technologies, entertainment, services, comforts, and conveniences to make their theatres must-attend destinations.  ShowEast’s International program draws a large contingency of Latin and South American delegates – more than any other convention of its kind. A one and a half day program dedicated to the latest content and concerns and within this rising region.


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Hong Kong—Dec 2, 2016

Christie Technology Leadership Welcomed By Asian Cinemas

Increasing number of Christie RGB laser projection and cinema audio installs by leading exhibitors, as well as screening of Ang Lee’s new film in 28fL/120fps/4K/3D exemplify technological prowess
Christie®, a leader in creating and sharing the world's best visual and audio experiences, continues to be the preferred vendor among Asian and global exhibitors, based on the firm’s  strong technology leadership and significant achievements made in areas such as RGB laser projection and cinema audio.
 
RGB Laser Projection the Best Choice for Exhibitors
Over the year, the adoption rate of Christie RGB laser has been increasing at a rapid pace and a growing number of leading exhibitors around the world have made the groundbreaking RGB laser projection system their preferred choice for a premium 3D cinema experience. The Christie CP42LH 3DLP® 4K RGB laser projector produces a color gamut that exceeds the DCI P3 color and replicates the Rec. 2020 space, making it the most advanced RGB laser cinema projection system on the market.
 
In Asia, some of the theaters equipped with Christie laser projection technology in recent months include HOYTS Chadstone in Melbourne, Australia (fitted with Christie RGB laser with enhanced wavelength diversification (EWD)), Suning Cinema in Shanghai (Christie 6P laser), Zhenjiang and Baotou, China (Christie RGB laser with EWD), Xi’an Oscar CityOn International Cinema in Xi’an (equipped with Christie RGB laser with EWD), and Panjin Wanda Plaza Cinema in Liaoning Province (Christie RGB laser with EWD).
 
“The Christie RGB laser projection system redefines the digital cinema experience by achieving the brightest and the most realistic color reproduction, higher contrast, and dramatically reduced maintenance requirements, resulting in rich and vibrant visuals,” said Adam Wrightson, General Manager, HOYTS Cinema Technology Group. “We are also impressed by the flexibility of the system, whereby laser modules can easily be added, removed, activated or disabled depending on the brightness requirements, so it is highly scalable and easily upgradable.”
 
Sharing the same sentiments, Dalei Duan, General Manager, Cinema Operations, Suning Cinema, commented, “The Christie RGB laser projection system produces the most vibrant, colorful and breathtaking 3D visual experience that I’ve ever seen in a large screen theater. We’re pleased that the Christie CP42LH delivers remarkable performance in our cinemas, and have no doubt that patrons are getting the best possible visuals that will heighten their enjoyment of the movie playing on screen.”
 
With its improved viewing experience, higher efficiency, lower overall cost and the ability to achieve DCI color compliancy in both eye images, Christie’s RGB laser technology is the clear choice as the superior solution. Exhibitors are able to light up huge screens at 14 foot-lamberts brightness, covering a screen area of almost four times the size versus the competition.
 
More RGB laser installations are in the works in the region, with several more sites scheduled to debut their state-of-the-art RGB laser projection systems over the next few months.
 
Christie Vive Audio™ a Hit with Exhibitors and Postproduction Facilities
Christie Vive Audio, the cinema industry’s only purpose built line array speaker solution, continues to be a global hit with installations accelerating in every region of the world. To date, the number of global installations for Vive Audio is close to hitting the 400th mark.
 
In Asia, some of the leading exhibitors that have selected Christie Vive Audio include China’s Wanda Cinema Line, which equipped its cinemas located in Beijing, Shanghai, Dalian, and Chongqing with Vive Audio. In South Korea, Lotte Cinema installed Vive systems in its flagship Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul, as well as cinemas in Gwangmyung, Daegu, Suwon and Busan. In Taiwan, LUX Cinema and SBC Cinema selected Vive Audio for their premium auditoriums in Taipei, while SM Cinema in Cebu, the Philippines, and Indonesia’s Cinema 21 are also entertaining audiences with Christie’s cinema audio solution.
 
Besides cinemas, Vive Audio is also gaining ground in postproduction. Singapore’s Mocha Chai Laboratories, which installed Christie Vive Audio in its state-of-the-art dubbing theater earlier this year, is a case in point. This postproduction facility is also the world’s first Dolby ATMOS-certified dubbing theater to utilize Christie’s cutting-edge cinema audio solution.
 
“Christie Vive Audio, with its innovative ribbon driver technology, enables us to achieve unmatched audio quality and performance so that filmmakers can fully realize their goals in sound design. We’re very impressed by its clarity and how it delivered the audio details,” said Yee-Wei Chai, Founder and Managing Director, Mocha Chai Laboratories.
 
Christie Mirage 4KLH Delivers Ang Lee’s New Film in 28fL, 120 fps, 4K and 3D
Christie’s unassailable lead in cinema technologies is clearly demonstrated last month with stunning presentations of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s new film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk using customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection systems during the movie’s Asian premieres in Taiwan and China.
 
Screened in 4K resolution, stereo 3D, and at 120 frames a second (fps) with a brightness of 28 foot-lamberts, the film has made waves in China ever since it debuted in Beijing and Shanghai. The Christie Mirage is the most advanced projection system available, and the only system that can screen this landmark film in the way that Director Ang Lee intended it to be seen. Besides Taiwan and China, AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York and ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles are the only theaters in the world able to accomplish this feat.
 
Commenting on Christie’s technology leadership, Lin Yu, Vice President, Christie Asia Pacific, noted, “Through the continuous deployments of our RGB laser projection and Vive Audio systems at numerous new locations in Asia and around the world, we have clearly demonstrated that our cutting-edge technologies is at the forefront of the cinema industry. We will continue to strengthen our position with the introduction of new groundbreaking products, and together with our field-proven and robust laser projection and audio systems, our customers can be assured that Christie is the pinnacle of quality versus any competitive solution.”


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About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page
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Ecuador’s first cinema equipped with 4K RGB laser projection has just opened in the Condado de Quito shopping mall. The integrator CES+ (Cinema Equipment & Supplies) recently installed a Christie® CP4330-RGB projector with RealLaser™ illumination in the MCX Multicines Xtreme theater.

Jan 10, 2020 Wanda Cinema’s 600th multiplex in China chooses Christie
Dec 11, 2019 Christie RGB RealLaser technology and Vive Audio complete Southern Theatres’ GPX luxury renovation
Dec 10, 2019 Cinépolis Chooses Christie RGB Pure Laser Projectors for New Pejaten Village Multiplex in Indonesia
Dec 3, 2019 The World’s Biggest Pop Culture Event CCXP Chooses Christie RealLaser
Nov 7, 2019 Supercines Boasts Ecuador’s First RealLaser Cinema Projectors
Oct 30, 2019 Christie adds a touch of MAGIC to Rochester Institute of Technology
Oct 17, 2019 Christie to Demonstrate Market Leading RealLaser Cinema Technology at the 2019 Australian International Movie Convention
Oct 17, 2019 Christie’s Jack Kline inducted into the ShowEast Hall of Fame
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Jack Kline, current advisor and former Chairman, President and CEO of Christie, today, was inducted into the annual ShowEast Hall of Fame. An honor which pays tribute to a select band of film industry veterans, the inductees are hand-picked by an all-industry executive committee. Kline’s induction ceremony took place at a special gala luncheon held on October 17, the final day of ShowEast 2019.


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Sep 9, 2019 Sree Kalidas M-Plex chooses Christie RealLaser RGB laser cinema projectors and Vive Audio for its new multiplex in Kerala
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